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Old 10-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #46
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It all arrived today and I just got the controller installed in the jacket.
I hope to get the power jack installed on the bike tomorrow.
Real nice stuff and a good fit on the jacket.

Does anyone know how loose the gloves should fit? The fingers are a bit long but the fit on the hand seems OK.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #47
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They need to be fairly snug (not tight), otherwise the heat won't transfer efficiently. If you could fit a glove liner inside them, they're too loose.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:47 AM   #48
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I could easily fit a glove liner inside of these.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #49
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I bought Gerbings because I used to get it at cost.

I gotta say the waterproof pants and jacket with the heating built in is wonderful, but riding all year I have to send my stuff back *every year* because the connectors get soft and they get stuck together. I can't make it half-way though the year without a glove going cold or loosing an entire arm. The connects inside the jacket suck just as much.

I wanna know who makes the most indestructible stuff.

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Also, I would never buy the stupid controller again. I either run the heat on or off. I don't need something with infinite degrees of heating. On or off.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #50
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Well I ordered a second set of gloves, Large this time, I'll see how they fit compared to the extra large and return the ones that don't fit right.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:45 PM   #51
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BOB393,

I am trying to locate the guy on here that sells WarmNSafe. What brand did you buy and from whom?

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #52
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How hard is it?

I've only used an electric vest w/ an on-off rocker switch. Getting ready to spring for a Warm and Safe jacket but also thinking of getting their gloves. How hard is it to plug the gloves into the pigtails of the jacket?

I'll be wearing the jacket under an Aerostich. Seems to me that trying to plug the connectors together, with gloves on, would be a royal PIA. Do the pigtails extend out enough from under the sleeves to make it easy?

I've never used a "heat troller" before. Looking at the dual remote. Easy to mount and easy to use?

I'm going to be riding a R80ST back from NYC to Texas the first week of November. I'm thinking my old electric vest is not up to the task, so I'm going to invest in a liner. This thread has been really helpful. But I'm not sure I understand the remote heat troller, having a dual to run gloves and liner separate, and how everything plugs together. I'm picturing a wired nightmare every time I mount or dismount. With the old and tired vest, it was simply pulling the plug from the accessory socket.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #53
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I'll be wearing the jacket under an Aerostich. Seems to me that trying to plug the connectors together, with gloves on, would be a royal PIA. Do the pigtails extend out enough from under the sleeves to make it easy?

I've never used a "heat troller" before. Looking at the dual remote. Easy to mount and easy to use?
I find it to be a minor bother to attach the gloves to the sleeve connectors, but it's certainly not due to the length of the sleeve wires. There is plenty of wire, but excess can be tucked back into the sleeve pouch and zipped up. My only fuss is that I can really only use one hand to make the connection, as it is at the wrist area. The connectors are snug and secure, but pushing them together takes a little force.

As to the remote heat troller, do it. It's quite brilliant. I put some scotch lock on the bottom of mine, and just pop it on a small RAM base and mount it on whatever bike I'm taking. It works very well, allows full control over two circuits without having to bother with wires, and has yet to fail me. It's especially nice that you don't have to fumble for a dangling controller by your thigh to make changes.

Edit: here is a quick cockpit photo showing how I attach the controller via RAM mount.

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #54
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BOB393,

I am trying to locate the guy on here that sells WarmNSafe. What brand did you buy and from whom?

John
Hi: I bought the warm and safe from there web site, http://www.warmnsafe.com/ easy enough and if you use the coupon code advforum you get a hell of a discount.

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I've only used an electric vest w/ an on-off rocker switch. Getting ready to spring for a Warm and Safe jacket but also thinking of getting their gloves. How hard is it to plug the gloves into the pigtails of the jacket?

I'll be wearing the jacket under an Aerostich. Seems to me that trying to plug the connectors together, with gloves on, would be a royal PIA. Do the pigtails extend out enough from under the sleeves to make it easy?

I've never used a "heat troller" before. Looking at the dual remote. Easy to mount and easy to use?

I'm going to be riding a R80ST back from NYC to Texas the first week of November. I'm thinking my old electric vest is not up to the task, so I'm going to invest in a liner. This thread has been really helpful. But I'm not sure I understand the remote heat troller, having a dual to run gloves and liner separate, and how everything plugs together. I'm picturing a wired nightmare every time I mount or dismount. With the old and tired vest, it was simply pulling the plug from the accessory socket.

Thanks!
Yes plugging the gloves into the jacket is a pia but doable. Unfortunately I have not yet used the jacket with my roadcrafter suite so I can't speak to the details but I bet it's also a pia. Right now I'm using the gloves with the long Y cord under my long jacket and it extends out from the sleeve enough to plug the gloves in before I even put them on.

No problamo with the dual heat-troler remote. You can youtube it but basically all the complicated wiring is done in the jacket. Just plug the jacket into the bike after you get everything set up and plug the gloves into the jacket. The dual function is setup with the receiver in the jacket. Right now I carry the heat-troller in my pocket but I will be velcroing it to the dash soon enough. I mean once it's synchronized all you do is plug in the jacket start the bike and turn on the heat-troler and your off, it doesn't use the accessory plug it has its own coaxial connector directly to the battery.

Hope it helps,
I have nothing to compare it to but I don't know why if someone can afford it they wouldn't use it. It's the best!
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #55
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I've had a Gerbings jacket liner with Exo2 gloves for just over a year. I absolutely love the liner and find it makes a big difference - it's like having a big hug all the way to work It's also great at blocking wind chill even if it's switched off.

The gloves are an entirely different story. I've had them replaced twice under warranty even though they hadn't been used for about 6 months out of the 12 months ownership. The second time was only a couple of weeks ago so the 1 year warranty had expired by about 3 weeks. Credit to Exo2 the guy replaced them any way. However, they must have changed something as although the gloves are the same marked size on the label they are now slightly too big, but not so big that a smaller size would fit. Worse than that though the heat distribution is completely different. The palms now don't seem to get that warm and the entire base of the thumb and wrist seems to have no heating whatsoever which is annoying since that's the place my hands get coldest.

I'd definitely buy Gerbings again but wouldn't go near Exo2 again. I'm thinking of a proactive purchase of some different gloves at the upcoming NEC as I don't trust these to last. Not good when commuting all year around at 06:00.


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Old 10-20-2012, 09:35 PM   #56
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Gerbings is the way to go. Their customer service & products can't be beat.

And they're made in the USA.

Warm & Safe gear is made in Pakistan & socks made in China

Gerbing has a Lifetime warranty to WITH NO HASSELS!! A BIG PLUS!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:24 AM   #57
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Bump cuz it's that time of year again,



I'v had a 'Stitch vest fer a couple a decades now that has served me well, butt since I'm get'in wimpy in my old age, I'm think'in I need a full jack.
Thanks fer all the good info here. (I'll have ta check out this Warm & safe stuff.)
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #58
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Just got my FirstGear/Warm & Safe jacket liner/pant liner/Portable Dual Heat Troller yesterday. A bit chilly today... think I'll go out for a test ride.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #59
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I have never been cold in my Gerbings jacket liner and gloves.

Last year they replaced a four year old controller that had quit working. No charge, all I had to do was send them the old one.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #60
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Gerbings is the way to go. Their customer service & products can't be beat.

And they're made in the USA.

Warm & Safe gear is made in Pakistan & socks made in China

Gerbing has a Lifetime warranty to WITH NO HASSELS!! A BIG PLUS!!
I think you have them backwards
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